Announcing the 2015 Community Leaders Program Project

ACLF and the Southeast Asian American Access in Education Coalition have announced a partnership to develop a campaign to advocate for Asian American and Pacific Islander data disaggregation at the K-12 and postsecondary level.

Asian Pacific Islanders are a diverse and dynamic group. This is especially true in academic achievement at the K-12 and postsecondary level. While some APIs have experienced academic success, other groups have experienced challenges. Current methods of reporting and collecting educational achievement data have hidden significant disparities between groups.

ACLF’s Community Leaders Program class will partner with the Southeast Asian American Access in Education Coalition to:

Develop a campaign to advocate for Washington state legislative action regarding Asian American and Pacific Islander data disaggregation at the K-12 and post-secondary level.

Help expand the coalition by opening the invitation to potential partner organizations to attend SEA³eD’s community forum event and the community project presentation.

Draft a summary of the process and recommendations for increasing the visibility of the All Students Count Act through input from coalition members and community leaders, including exploring ways to increase participation within immigrant and refugee communities.

The project is part of ACLF’s Community Leaders Program (CLP), leadership program that offers training and mentorship to individuals with an interest and passion in social justice and leadership roles in their community. The CLP participants attend bi-monthly workshops and network with community leaders and complete a group project that benefits and contributes to a healthy and vibrant API community.

About Southeast Asian American Access in Education Coalition
Founded in January of 2011 as the Southeast Asian American Access in Education Coalition, SEA³eD aims to set a platform for the Southeast Asian American community to unify and advocate for their educational needs. The mission of SEA³eD is to promote solidarity among the Southeast Asia American community by working together with students, families, the local community and stakeholders to address education needs from K-12 and higher education. They raise awareness regarding education access issues and resources, promote the facilitation of education access resources and services for Southeast Asian American students and families and promote a community wide climate and initiative that is conducive for personal growth, empowerment, equity and leadership within the Southeast Asian American community.

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